I am notorious for cutting myself when I chop during food preparation. I don’t know what it is, but I’m constantly having close calls. My family is a nervous wreck about it. I’m always being told that at some point I’m going to cut off the tip of one of my fingers, or maybe even a whole one. It’s a potential hazard of cooking at home. I cook most nights of the week, so of course that raises the probability of me actually hurting myself.

I’ve tried some different alternatives, like those gloves to protect your hands, but for me I feel that they just get in the way and make the cutting process harder. Then one of my friends basically rolled her eyes at me and asked why I’ve never bothered to use a food processor. Good question. The idea never really crossed my mind. I knew that they existed, but I didn’t really know of anyone using one, or how one actually worked. Now was the time to find out.

I ordered a Cuisinart food processor as soon as I possibly could. My friend who suggested the Cuisinart food processor told me about KitchenWorksUSA. They also carry genuine Cuisinart DLC-7 parts so I added some extra slicing and grating blades to lessen the chances of me taking off a finger. They had different sizes and one for cutting french fries. I was amazed at what I discovered when everything arrived. Where was this gadget hiding all my life? My cooking time was about to get a lot safer.

I use it for just about all of my culinary creations, aside from those that don’t involve much slicing or dicing, which are far and few between. Had I realized that this was even possible, I would have saved myself from a few scars and a lot of pain over the years. Not to mention how much I detest cutting onions. No more crying over my dinner anymore.

Obviously, these aren’t the only perks to using my food processor. There are so many, it seems impossible to list them all. I’m making things that I’ve never even considered trying before. I make homemade salsa and guacamole almost every week. I’m baking bread, when I never really enjoyed baking before. I’m learning all sorts of new things about my preferences. It’s really very exciting. 

My family has calmed down about the lack of safety in my kitchen, since now the hazard has almost completely been removed. They still worry on those rare evenings when I have to bust out the knives, but I don’t do that very often. I’m still cooking happily most nights, and my fingers are all intact. I had one reason for purchasing my food processor, but now I realize that there were so many other reasons, I just didn’t know about them yet. I will forever be grateful to my family for their worries about me and to my eye rolling friend who made this suggestion to me. Best idea ever.